The Confederation of African Football (CAF) emergency committee has postponed the qualifiers for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021.
This was contained in a statement issued by the CAF communications team.
The decision according to CAF was taken following the current challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure the optimal playing conditions for all participating teams.
The qualifiers will now take place in the existing windows of September, October, November 2021, and March 2022, the statement noted.
According to the statement, CAF is reassessing its protocols and processes to enhance the implementation of COVID- related protocols, including specifically focusing on pre-match testing which had been the source of some challenges in previous windows.
“Full details on the updated match scheduled will be provided in due course,” the statement added.